Seeking some assistance as regards QF63/64 to Johannesburg.

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GRRB

Member since 22 Feb 2015

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Seeking some assistance as regards QF63/64 to Johannesburg. Seat Guru seems to be showing that it is fitted with only angle lie flat seats. Is this correct? My assumption was that they would be fully flat...Can anyone confirm either way? Thanks...

RaptorNation158

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 21 Aug 2014

Total posts 186

Since 747s operate the route from Sydney to Johannesburg, it's safe to say there won't be any lie-flat. There is a small chance an upgraded 747 might operate the route but I wouldn't count that. Hope this helped!

Bizflyer

Lufthansa - Miles & More

Member since 29 Jul 2014

Total posts 46

I have flown the route and it was on the fully flat beds the angled beds fly to Hong Kong Santiago and Melbourne to Lax 

TheRealBabushka

Member since 21 Apr 2012

Total posts 2,059

Can anyone else please confirm if QF 95 (the second MEL/LAX daily service) is operated on a retrofitted 747?

I thought it was. Bizflyer seems to suggest otherwise.

ecg

Member since 20 Dec 2012

Total posts 21

SYD- SAN and MEL - LAX can only be operated with a 400ER, all of which have been refitted with the new fully flat beds. SYD- JNB tends to see a mixture of different configurations.

Bizflyer

Lufthansa - Miles & More

Member since 29 Jul 2014

Total posts 46

Prior flight about 2 weeks ago there and back was angled realy annoying

ecg

Member since 20 Dec 2012

Total posts 21

SYD - SAN and MEL - LAX for the last month have all been on reconfigured aircraft.

What day did you fly on and which route?

hutch

Member since 07 Oct 2012

Total posts 761

Pedantic I know, but SAN is San Diego. SCL is where QF flies.

Anyway, whilst MEL-LAX are normally operated by 747-400ER the occassional non-ER has been known to fly the route. The 9th Feb it was flown by a non-ER, but I believe this was a refurb model.

In relation to JNB, recent history (since 1 Feb) shows that this route has been flown by a non-refurb 747 on 14 occasions this month to date. If this happens and if you have status, your best bet is to try and snag a seat in the old first class (if its 4 class bird).

hutch

Member since 07 Oct 2012

Total posts 761

TRB, most US bound services are operated by refurb'd 747's, however occasionally a non-refurb'd plane will fly this route (from MEL or SYD). But there are only 3 non-refurb'd left now, so the chances are slimming. 

maddenlionel

Qantas

Member since 06 Jun 2014

Total posts 56

GRRB

I have flown this route multiple times and have flown in all three classes - I can confirm that whenever I have flown this route that they had fully flat seats.

Enjoy your trip! 

gippsflyer

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 10 Jan 2013

Total posts 162

There is always some risk of a non-refurbed 747, I've even had a A380 go technical (on another route) and found myself on the old 747 product instead. It's a fairly decent deal (not awesome but ok) on to JNB, so you might just take your chances. It's not fantastic, the non-refurbed 747s, but it's not a nightmare either. 

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